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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

College Readiness

After graduation, what next? Learn about preparing students for college admission and helping them stay in college once they get there.

Bridging the Gap Between Aspiration and Attainment in College Enrollment

According to a recent report, only 40 percent of working-aged American adults have a college degree. Here's other report findings and also suggestions for graduating students more college-success ready.

New Evidence: Deeper Learning Improves Student Outcomes

A new study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides a comprehensive look at schools utilizing deeper learning strategies and structures to educate their students.

Gaming the College Admissions Process

College prep and admissions are serious business, but gamifying the process may just help middle and high school students understand the challenges and find solutions.

Brainteasers and College Readiness

Ten traits for college readiness and how brainteasers prepare for the kind of thinking universities demand.

A Strategy for Discovering and Describing Student Accomplishments

Jennifer Bernstein, college professor and application coach for high school students, writes about preparing students for admissions essays by leading them to examine the value of their experiences and accomplishments.

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Student Voice: Experiencing Deeper Learning Through PBL
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Student Voice: Experiencing Deeper Learning Through PBL

Although high school student Rahil had some academic struggles after immigrating from Fiji just a few years ago, he found opportunity and purpose in the project-based curriculum at Impact Academy.

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Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy

Blogger Rebecca Alber explores the changing definition of literacy in this new century.

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Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning

Educators from The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California, have provided these resources and tools for collaborative learning.

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Research Supports Collaborative Learning

Collaborative math and discussion-based English help to promote deeper learning, critical thinking, and community at The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California.

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How Collaborative Learning Leads to Student Success

Encouraging students to reach out to each other to solve problems and share knowledge builds collaborative skills and leads to deeper learning at The College Preparatory School.

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Integrated Projects = Deeper Learning

Here's how one school designs rigorous projects that blend STEM with other core subjects. See how this strategy might work for you.

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Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness

Educators from MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Ohio, have provided these resources and tools for integrated project-based learning, real-world experiences, and other strategies to prepare students for college and beyond.

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How Are Social-Emotional Learning and the Common Core Connected?

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias proposes that social-emotional and character development are inseparable from students becoming college, career, and civic ready, the mission of the Common Core.

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Unacceptable: Many Teens Aren't Emotionally Ready for College

It's time to redefine "college prep."

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What Does It Mean to Be College Ready?: Helping All Students Get There

What does it mean to be college ready? How do you design schools, and the systems to support them, to reach the goal of preparing all students to graduate from college?

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Why Students Leave STEM

To keep women and people of color engaged in STEM, let's ignite an early passion for these topics, provide mentors and role models, and emphasize subject relevance.

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How Technology Can Improve Post-Secondary Outcomes for Students with Autism

Author Dana Reinecke, Ph.D., discusses how technology can improve post-secondary outcomes for students with autism, increasing their access to jobs and education.

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Student Voice: Experiencing Deeper Learning Through PBL
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Student Voice: Experiencing Deeper Learning Through PBL

Although high school student Rahil had some academic struggles after immigrating from Fiji just a few years ago, he found opportunity and purpose in the project-based curriculum at Impact Academy.

2 333 3,384 views
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Preparing High School Seniors for College, Part One

The graduates at one California high school are required to complete a College Success Portfolio their senior year, and nearly all plan to attend college.

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